US 727212 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
PATENTED MAY '5, 1903.
w. A. SCOTT. DRINKING VESSEL. nruoumn nm'm n20. 3 ,1902.
i 'ATEN Patented May 5, 190a.
FFICEa WILLIAM A. SCOTT, OE QUINCY, FLORIDA.
DRINKING'VESSEL SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 727,212, dated May 5, 1903. Application filed December 31, 1902. Serial No. 137,308. (No model.)
bowl or main body of the cup with a guard which may be utilized as a mustache-guard or as a strainer in drinking iced beverages.
A further object of the inventionis to construct a drinking vessel having a guard so located with respect to the body of the vessel as to permit ready inspection of its lower as well as its upper surfacein order that thorough cleanliness may be insured, and in this connection to so construct the vessel as to provide for the ready access of the hand to all portions of the interior of the vessel.
A still further object of the invention is to provide a drinking vessel in which the guard is so disposed as to prevent any portion of the liquid from passing over the top of the guard, as is usual in mustache-cups of the ordinary construction, and, further, to so arvarious changesin the form, proportions, size, and minor details of the structure may be made without. departing from the spirit or sacrificing any of the advantages of the"'in-' vention.
In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 is a perspective view of a drinking vessel constructed in accordance with my invention. Fig. 2 is a longitudinal sectional elevation of the same. v
The body of the vessel, which may be formed of either glass, china, or other material, is of the usual cup form, asindicated at l. A portion of the wall of the vessel equal approximately to one-half of its circumference is extended for a considerable distance above the upper edge of the vessel proper, the outer edges of the elevated portion being disposed on angular lines 3, extending from the top of the raised portions upper edge of the bowl and merging into both on short curved lines, as shown.
At the top of the vertically extended or raised wall is a horizontally-disposed guard 4, the upper surface of which is flush with the top of the raised portion of the vessel, and the outer portion of said guard terminates at the top of the angular edges 3, as shown in Fig. 1. The inner edge of the guard is cut away to form a discharge-opening 5, one wall of which is formed by the inner wall or surface of the vessel proper, so that liquid dischargedthrough said opening by tilting the vessel in the usual manner will have a tendency to be discharged in a plane in alinement with the Wall, so that there will be no difficulty in drinking from the vessel.
/ The guard will effectually keep the liquid from contact with the mustache, and as the guard is elevated above the top of the body of the bowlthere will be no danger of the oppositee'dge of the bowl coming into contact withthe nose or upper portion of the face. Asthe guard is located at the extreme top of the-raised portion of the vessel-wall there is no likelihood of the liquid reaching the topof the guard when the vessel is tilted.
The vessel as described may be used to advantage in mixing beverages such as those in which cracked ice is employed, while the guard will act as a strainer to prevent contactof any particles of ice with the lips.
One of'the principal advantages resulting from the construction described is that the under surface of the guard, as well as all portions of the interior of the vessel, are plainly visible, and dirt may be readily detected Whether the vessel isformed either oftransparent or opaque material. The. arrangement of the guard at a point considerably above the upper edge of the bowl proper affords an opening through which the hand may be readily introduced for cleaning purposes.
Having thus described the invention, what is claimed is The combination in a drinking-cup, of a bowl portion 1 having two horizontally-disposed upper edges arranged in diflerent horizontal planes, a portion of the vertical wall of the bowl being extended upwardly above the horizontal edge of the bowl proper and the opposite edges 3 of said vertically-ex-- tended portion being arranged on inclined lines crossing a median or axial line of the bowl at an angle, and a horizontally-disposed guard extending across that portion of the vessel comprising the verticallyextended wall, to thereby permit inspection of the under surface of said guard the upper surface I of the guard being. flush with the top of said WVILLIAM A. SCOTT;
PAUL S. THOMSON, THOS. MITCHELL.